Lyrica OD tablets 75 mg for neuropathic pain (Pregabalin)
What are Lyrica OD tablets 75 mg for neuropathic pain (Pregabalin)?
An active principle of Lyrica OD tablets is pregabalin, a gabapentinoid inhibiting certain calcium channels. Pregabalin suppresses release of excitatory neurotransmitters, such as glutamic acid, in the central nervous system. As the result, Lyrica OD tablets help to tranquilize over-excited nerves and to relieve pain.
Lyrica OD tablets are effective against pain associated with diabetic neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia, central neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia and restless leg syndrome. Pregabalin is also clinically proven to be effective for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. In this case, it reduces psychosomatic anxiety symptoms, improves sleep and does not develop tolerance. Also, Lyrica OD tablets are prescribed as an additional treatment for drug-resistant partial seizures in patients with epilepsy. These tablets have a high oral bioavailability (90% or more), and their action is not affected by food.
Active principles: pregabalin
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Eisai Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
- pain associated with diabetic neuropathy,
- post-herpetic neuralgia,
- central neuropathic pain,
- restless leg syndrome
- generalized anxiety disorder,
- partial epilepsy.
How to take
For neuropathic pain: start with taking 1 tablet (75 mg of the active principle) 2 times a day as an initial dose. Then gradually increase the daily dosage up to 4 tablets a day (300 mg). The increasing should take at least one week. Your doctor may adjust the dosage according to your age or symptoms. However, the maximum daily dosage of 4 tablets (300 mg) 2 times a day (total of 600 mg a day) should not be exceeded.
For pain associated with fibromyalgia: start with taking 1 tablet 2 times a day as an initial dose. Then gradually increase the daily dosage up to 4 tablets (300 mg) a day (the increasing should take a week or more). The maintenance dosage is 4-6 tablets (300-450 mg) a day. Your doctor may adjust the dosage according to your age or symptoms. However, the maximum daily dosage of 3 tablets 2 times a day (600 mg a day) should not be exceeded.
Contraindications: do not use for patients with renal dysfunction, congestive heart failure or a history of angioedema. Do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Avoid taking alcohol while taking this medicine.
As these tablets can cause dizziness, avoid driving a car, working at heights or operating dangerous machinery.
If you notice any unusual symptoms like increasing weight, double vision or blurred vision, stop using the medicine and consult with your doctor.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.